Here’s another shoot I did last year for the opening of 1321 Downtown, a gastropub in the reviving old town Torrance. Instead of trying to compete in the high rent and popular locales in Southern California, there’s been a trend here for restauranteurs to expand out and find areas and neighborhoods that are under-served. Just like MB Post did with its out-of-the-way location in Manhattan Beach, 1321 opened its doors in a sleepy part of Torrance that hasn’t seen much new business in years. Now South Bay residents can grab a craft brew and a bite to eat from chef Greg Paul’s American/Latin-inspired pub menu.

taps; pouring a brew; decor; chicken & waffles

beets & burrata

deep-fried spanish peanuts, garlic, chili; bone-in short rib; libation; fried cheese with cilantro pesto

ale mussels & clams

MOD burger

1321 Downtown
1321 Sartori Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 618-1321